dill

[dil]
noun
1.
a plant, Anethum graveolens, of the parsley family, having aromatic seeds and finely divided leaves, both of which are used for flavoring food.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English di(l)le, Old English dile; akin to German Dill, Swedish dill

dilled, adjective
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dill1 (dɪl)
 
n
1.  an umbelliferous aromatic Eurasian plant, Anethum graveolens, with finely dissected leaves and umbrella-shaped clusters of yellow flowers
2.  the leaves or seedlike fruits of this plant, used for flavouring in pickles, soups, etc, and in medicine
 
[Old English dile; related to Old High German tilli]
 
'dilly1
 
adj

dill2
 
n
informal chiefly (Austral), (NZ) a fool; idiot
 
[C20: from dilly2]

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dill
O.E. dile "dill, anise," a W.Gmc. word of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
We eat it by the forkful, traditionally with sides of dill pickles, coffee and
  donuts.
Season with salt as needed, and serve in bowls garnished with minced dill and a
  dollop of sour cream.
She cried throughout, and had to be dosed with dill water.
The peppers, eggplants, and dill are fruiting and flowering adamantly.
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